Viable Learning Outcomes 1. Background Knowledge



In this Learning Path you will acquire a basic understanding of the nature of knowledge and what it means to learn or process knowledge both of which are necessary and foundational to identifying learning outcomes: what we want learners to know, be able to do, and be like. As a result of your study, you will reflect on how you, your learning center, and your learning community are doing and plan your next steps related to the elements of Background Knowledge.


Learning Path Outcomes:

Specifically, in the Background Knowledge Learning Path, you will acquire a foundational understanding of:

  • the two types of knowledge (Declarative and Procedural) and how learning each is distinctly different;
  • a taxonomy of learning comprised of a hierarchy of reasoning processes.

Additional information


Course Length

Continuing Education Credits



Bea McGarvey

Bea McGarvey, Educational Consultant 

Co-author of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning (MCL)

A skilled facilitator and presenter, Bea consults with schools and districts in the US and Canada, specializing in organizational development, standards implementation, supervision, curriculum, assessment and instruction focusing on learning. | |

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

How long will I receive access to this Learning Path?

Answer: You will receive lifetime access

How will I gain access to the Learning Path?

Answer: An email will be sent to you after purchase with your access code and login details. If you have any questions regarding access to your learning path, email our support team at